INEC, senators laud PDP peaceful state congresses in Enugu, Akwa Ibom




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Enugu –   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has lauded the process that produced a new state executive committee Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that the congress produced Mr Augustine Nnamani as the new state chairman of PDP for the next four years.

The Administrative Secretary in the state, Dr Okwu Aniemene, who represented the commission, gave the commendation after the state congress the party held at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu.

Aniemene noted that fully endorsed the peaceful and transparent process that produced a new state executive committee Enugu State chapter of PDP.

“The present exercise as well as conduct and comportment PDP members has been transparent and worthy of emulation by other political parties in the state,’’ he said.

He also commended Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the leaders the party in the state for shepherding the party in such an orderly manner as to produce a new of executives without rancour.

In a related development, Akwa Ibom senators in the National Assembly on Tuesday commended the peaceful conduct of the PDP congress in the state.
NAN reports that a total number of 1,234 delegates voted during the congress to re-elect Obong Paul Ekpo as state chairman of the party.
The Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio made the commendation during an interview with newsmen at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
He said that the way and manner PDP conducted the ward; local and state congresses would further strengthen the party and make it win more elections in the future.
“I commend the peaceful conduct of the state congress and the harmonious relationship of the party in the state,’’ he said.

Also speaking, Sen. Bassey Akpan, commended the peaceful conduct of the PDP state congresses.
“In Akwa Ibom, we witnessed the peaceful nature of the primaries of the congresses which springs from the wards to local government and now to the state level.
“I have just finished voting in a well peaceful manner,’’ Akpan said.
He stressed the need for to re-establish and redefined the party as the largest party in Nigeria and Africa.
He expressed satisfaction with the state congress, saying that the party is in the right track. (NAN)